Kyla Shackelford was raised in Austin, TX where she took an early interest in art and began her studies. At the age of 19, Kyla moved to Italy and spent 3 years learning classical drawing and painting at the Florence Academy of Art. From there, Ms. Shackelford moved to New York City to complete her studies at the renowned Art Student's League. Kyla paints dramatic and evocative figurative works, with an emphasis on mystery and playfulness. Her works have been widely collected, and she has shown at numerous national exhibitions. Kyla belongs to the California Art Club and Oil Painters of America, and she currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.


Recent Exhibitions and Publicity
2006 - 3-Man Show; f8 Gallery, Austin, TX
2010 - Oil Painters Of America Western Regional
2011 - Cover Feature, MuseTouch Magazine
2011 - Greenhouse Gallery Salon International
2011 - ACOPAL Competition, Finalist
2012 - Small Gems Show; Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara
2012 - Allied Artists of America Award Winner for "Citrine" in the Salmagundi Club's Annual Non-Member Exhibition
2013 - California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition
2014 - Bronza Award at the Bright Light Artists Guild Exhibition
2014 - California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition